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Music Video Draft 4

Our feedback came from one of our actors in the music video in a screencastify. We used a screencastify as we can get immediate reactions and responses as he watches it.

Targets for improvement:

  • Take out the foot drum at the start as there is no drumming in the music
  • Lip syncing needs to be more accurate and exaggerated
  • Could have Sasha radiating colour when shes out transitioning into b&w again
  • Pills need to be in colour again when sat on stairs
  • When pills fall out of Sasha’s mouth they’re a bit laggy, try to fix if possible
  • Warp stabilizer when Sasha’s walking to town needs a fix
  • Less graphic effects in the dancing sequence, it’s too busy
  • Pace of edit needs to speed up when ending dance sequence

Good points:

  • Good starting shot
  • Morning routine sequence is nice
  • Coloured pills
  • Colour spread when taking pills
  • Camera angles, wide range
  • Rythym in edit is good
  • Narrative is understandable
  • Head banging on wall shot in dance sequence
  • Costume choices

Overall I think that our video is pretty good although there are just a few minor issues we need to fix to make our music video perfect, we got a lot of feedback with the majority being positive which is a good start. I look forward to perfecting our video and then having more fun with the creative editing side.






Music Video Draft 3

This is our draft 3 for our music video of “Holding Onto You” by Twenty One Pilots.  For our next draft we have included some comments from our video that tell us how we can improve on our video and what things they really like.

Overall from all of these comments, these are the things that we need to improve on:

  • Lip syncing at the start of the video
  • Complete the end of the video
  • Continuity error near the start with the performers glasses being off when they should be on
  • One shot of the star running up the stairs need to be in b&w
  • Possibly add vignettes in rope/paint scene

Things that they enjoyed:

  • The colour switching from b&w to colour
  • Drummer was very convincing
  • The narrative idea (boring routine at the start)
  • Rope/Paint sequence
  • The editing and effects overall are well done
  • Variety of shots and distances


Feedback From Teacher

Good Points:

  • Very strong opening shot
  • Montage works well
  • Good variety of shots and angles too
  • Match on action



  • Lip sync
  • Performance shot is too long when she takes the pill (about a minute in)
  • Breaking of the fourth wall keeps happening when not intentional
  • No drum shot when drums are playing in one shot
  • Continuity issues with headphones
  • More emphasis when she throws pills
  • Possibly more close-ups


Finally, we have a lot of work to do to improve our video but we do have a lot of good parts, just a few small mistakes and issues that are easily fixed.


Music Video Draft 2 – Including Narrative

So this is my groups music video so far and I am fairly happy with it, although a lot of work clearly needs to be done, it’s a good start. I have made a list of things I think are good so far and what needs to be improved.

Going well:

  • Good performance shots
  • Pace of edit
  • beginning shot of star waking up
  • Repetitive routine at the start ended up well


  • Lip sync needs to be fixed in some shots
  • Need to complete filming to finish video
  • Colour correction on a few band shots as they’re extremely warm
  • Need warp stabilizer on walking shots


For a start on this music video I think we have done very well and I look well to filming and editing more leading to a finished product as we have some very creative ideas for the dream sequence and look forward to see how it’s going to turn out!

Audience Ideologies

I have made a profile for an audience member of my genre of music we have chosen. I have included all the things that might interest them and what they like to do in there spare time as well as a cheeky guilty pleasure.

Knowing our audience is a vital part of this process so we can ensure that everything we put out to them, will attract them.

To find out what my audience are like and what they’re in to, I gathered all of my information from yougov and have included some screenshots too to show. We have done this so we know what to encode and include in our music video so our audience don’t reject  out text and so they decode our video correctly and in a positive way.

Narrative Shoot Evaluation

Our narrative shoot was really successful, we were able to get a lot of different shots and a variety of angles too. We went to 3 different locations and were very efficient in all of our locations and filmed most of what we needed to do.  All of our locations worked out amazing and supported our mise-en-scene well.

We didn’t manage to completely finish all of our filming and we have planned a separate shoot for the dream sequence as it would’ve taken too long to do on the same day.


  • Efficient shoot
  • Wide range of shots
  • Mise-en-scene was accurate
  • Organised with all our equipment and props


  • We didn’t finish filming (Still need to do around 5 more shots)
  • Lighting could’ve been better in some shots

Overall it was a decent shoot but we still have a little more to complete.

Here are some photos that we managed to take during our shoot.


Narrative Development

Above is out narrative development. This is a document to show what we have planned out our narrative structure to be like and what we want to communicate through each part of our music video.

The relation between the lyrics and our narrative will be amplified as our video will relate to the lyrics but won’t be literal. To send our message of depression and anxiety we will use inter-textual references to portray this, an example is the repetitiveness of our metanarrative.

In conclustion the beginning is used to set up the scene and story, The middle is the disruption and finally the end is the equilibrium to finish off the story and make our audience happy.

We have done this so we know our basic story-line and can add in our more surreal and expressive shots in between the basic parts.

I think this document has been very useful at pin pointing our basic story-line so we can add in our specific shots after.

Narrative Storyboard

We have made a storyboard for our narrative shoot to ensure we get all of our main shots and also some more experimental shots. This will be very helpful when filming so we don’t forget any important shots.

I am really looking forward to our shoot and feel very organized and prepared for it.